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The Ninth Legislative District is among the largest in our state, covering all or part of six counties in eastern and southeastern Washington. Its many attractive features include some of the finest agricultural land in the United States, an outstanding public university and an inviting, primarily rural lifestyle. I am honored to represent the Ninth District at our Capitol for a 23rd consecutive year.

I am committed to providing Ninth District residents with accessible, responsible representation, and making sure the generations which follow ours – like our two children and three grandchildren – have opportunities to prosper which are at least equal to what we have enjoyed. That means working for fiscal stability, through sustainable budgeting and reasonable taxation, and sensible policies.

My particular interests as a lawmaker are, not surprisingly, agriculture and our state budget.

Again, thanks for visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my Olympia office at (360) 786-7620.

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Senate Republican leader concerned over ‘representation fees’ in third inquiry to Governor over changes in union dues Senate Republican leader concerned over ‘representation fees’ in third inquiry to Governor over changes in union dues
OLYMPIA… After receiving no direct response from the Governor, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler sent a third letter July 12, requesting clarification from Gov. Jay Inslee on how Washington plans to address changes to union dues collections. “I’m concerned that there are conversations happening behind closed doors to circumvent the...
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Ritzville senator encourages online input on US 395 safety improvements Ritzville senator encourages online input on US 395 safety improvements
OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler said he hopes people who travel on U.S. Highway 395 will make use of a new online survey to weigh in on safety improvements to the major route between Pasco and Spokane. The survey, billed by the state Department of Transportation as an “online open house,” will be...
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Schoesler letter to governor sheds light on troubling union practices in wake of Janus decision
Schoesler letter to governor sheds light on troubling union practices in wake of Janus decision
OLYMPIA…In a letter delivered Monday to Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Mark Schoesler called attention to guilt and scare tactics used by a state-worker union toward a member wanting to end salary deductions for unwanted union membership. Such deductions are now illegal under last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus...
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Schoesler says federal court ruling in union-dues case sets stage for reforms to treat state employees fairly Schoesler says federal court ruling in union-dues case sets stage for reforms to treat state employees fairly
OLYMPIA… The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in a 5-4 vote that requiring public employees to pay “agency fees” to labor unions is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this statement about the decision in the case of Janus v. American Federation of State,...
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